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    J.k. All kidding aside...it's truly a great honor to win this thing! George and Cathy Algard throw the best fluke tournament on the east coast!

    My crew consisted of my dad, my wife my buddy Mike (bird) and myself. Everyone was on the same page and fished their hearts out! When I say I wanted to win this year, that would be a understatement for sure....no one, and I mean no one wants to win more than me....but then again it's great to be fishing with greats friends and your family!

    Arrived to the area where we would call home for the day a bit after everyone else..(only cause my boat isn't a rocket ship). We started fishing at around 8:45am. On the first drift
    we had bites right outta the gate..but just 17-20" fish...nothing to big. About the 3rd drift
    "Bird" gets a decent 3 plus pound fish that was nice and eventually would get bumped out of the top 5 for the boat.

    That spot dried up, but I knew later it would turn on there.......

    So we jumped around and boated a few more keeper sized fish, then my wife nails a good one around 4lbs plus or so. Then another good one hits the deck in the 4's. By then it was near
    11am. I said to the crew...I'm going back over the first spot. We set back up and caught a
    few fish....the second drift all hell breaks loose on the deck of the Stalker II!!! First my dad gets the bite of his life! I knew as soon as he hooked it, it was big. He fought it perfect and
    got the first monster to the net...a 28" 8.11lber Then just about 1 minute later my
    wife is hooked up with a very solid fish that proved to be 6.3lbs. She dropped back down and
    got snagged almost as soon as she hit the bottom. I handed her my rod and dropped another rod down that would have been hers and got slammed as soon as I touched bottom......the next 20 seconds felt like hours!!! I had to back off the drag a tad because the head shakes were so violent! But I took my time and Bird netted him perfectly! Another moose hit the deck...this time a 28 1/2"er that was 9.1lbs and all of this on the same drift!
    Overwhelmed with happiness I literally broke down into tears and cried like a baby as I was
    moving back for another drift...."hence, no one wants it more than me"!!!

    So we debated on whether or not we should stay or get back for weigh in...We opted to get
    going by 2pm and we were 3rd in line to weigh in. We thought about going for both single and 5 heaviest...with one more 6lb fish it would have been possible, but we made the call and it was the right one to put them in the 5 combined heaviest.

    Our total weight for 5 fish was 33.30 lbs

    I want to thank Tom from Bluefrog bucktails for getting me a speedy order...his bucktails did the trick! They were all over them!!!:thumbsup


    Also wanted to say congrats to the crew from the Tuna Chick....you don't ever give up till the
    end....they didn't and they pulled it off in the last hour of the tournament! Great job Capt Scott and crew! And also to the Admbomb crew for their second place winnings! Great job!


    P.s.

    A lot of people came up to me yesterday after the tournament and were telling me how great I am and all that. Well thank you, but ....I just really love fishing! Especially for fluke!!! I
    know it's my job, but if I could never sleep and just fish non stop I literally would! My poor wife

    Thanks everyone!
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    Great job....Congrats..Thats alot of fish!!!!!
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    Smile Awesome.

    Your detailed report really illustrates why fisherman fish, and the emotions that can go along with a great catch and winning a tornament. Surely not to be forgotten for many years. Well done. I really enjoyed reading it.. Congrats on your win and incredible catch.
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    Thanks guys!

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    Great Job Skip!!! You da MAN!!!
    You should have been here yesterday. Free Beer tomorrow.

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    OUTSTANDING REPORT, CONGRATS TO ALL
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    Congrats to you and your crew Skip.

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    Wow skip Congratulations! What a great report and an even better day on the water with family and friends. I am sure having family with you made this win even sweeter!

    Thanks for the support of Bluefrog Bucktails, we really appreciate your dedication

    Great job!!!!!!

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    Nice job, congratulations
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    congrats skip---is that the 5 heaviest stringer ever ???

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    Congrats...

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    This just gets me so hyped up to be fishing with you on Tuesday Skip!!!!! Congrats bro!!! Can't wait to fish even more now.

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    You da man! Congrats on yet another win! I think you and Adam were the favorites to win it and you did not disappoint!


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    Sweet catch!

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    congrats skip!

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